Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is a full-contact fighting sport that combines tactics from various martial arts traditions and techniques from all over the world. It is focused on striking, wrestling, and ground fighting. Unlike boxing, fighting under MMA is different. It is more brutal as the sport is played without rules. However, despite its brutal blood sport, it has become the worlds fastest-growing spectator event.
Mixed Martial Arts had long been existing since ancient times. Today, the sport has evolved with more management rules to ensure the safety of its players making the sport less dangerous. In fact, seeing an MMA fighter winning a straight 20+ streak is rare. With MMA fighting, the players fight against equal rivals. Hence, losses are unforeseeable. Yet, there are exceptions to this throughout the history of MMA.
Here are some of the top MMA fighters with the most amazing win streaks:
1. Khabib Nurmagomedov
Khabib Nurmagomedov, regarded as one of the best grapplers in the world, has a 13-fight UFC victory streak stretching from 2012 to 2020. Close to becoming the greatest lightweight, he managed to keep his winning record intact with 29 wins and no losses. It wasnt until after his 13 UFC bout that he lost to Conor McGregor in one round. But prior to that Khabib dominated all his rivals.
2. Jon Jones
Jon Jones, widely regarded as the best MMA fighter of all time, has been unbeaten since 2010. He was able to defend his title 14 times. What makes Jones remarkable was that he did not just beat every fighter from his weight class. He manages to win against one generation of MMA fighters. His record shows a UFC win streak of 18, from 2010 to 2020.
3. Kamaru Usman
Joining the UFC roster in 2015, Kamaru Usman has a UFC win streak of 12, from 2015 to 2020. For the players inside the 170lbs weight class, Usman manages to win against every single rival. His wrestling skills are amazing. In a five-year timespan, he fought 12 times and manage to win them all.
4. Royce Gracie
Royce Gracie rose to popularity as the winner of the UFC 1 tournament. He was the first player that showed the MMA world the importance of grappling. He has a UFC win streak of 11, from 1993 to 1994. During his time, there were no weight classes or rules. Gracie fought against opponents that are twice as big as him.
5. Anderson Silva
Considered the most dominant UFC 185lbs champion in MMA history, Anderson Silva is known for his striking skills. He has a UFC win streak of 16, from 2006 to 2013. Silva also holds the records for having the most knockouts in seven (7) title fights with ten (10) knockdowns.
6. Amanda Nunes
Known as the best MMA female fighter by far in history, Amanda Nunes became the champion in two UFC divisions. She has a UFC win streak of 11, from 2015 to 2020. She started her winning streak in 2015 and continued dominating the game for years.